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Hi everyone 

I've been lurking for a while and posted a bit but not introduced myself. Please see my profile for my story.

I'm Sue aged 60. I have a loving husband  and a daughter and son in their late 20s and an adorable 2 year old  granddaughter. Very sadly I lost my beloved chocolate Labrador Milo to cancer in march. 

I enjoy gardening, reading and visiting national trust properties. Until my diagnosis I did several exercise classes and loved my aqua aerobics. I now do mostly walking and a bit of Pilates at home.

I'm trying to stay in the moment, not to think too far ahead and make each day enjoyable but it's a struggle when your future is uncertain as you all understand. 

Looking forward to getting support and giving support in this group. It seems to have some lovely members. 

Sue x

  • Welcome Sue. A good club to be in. Answers to everything you have ever heard of. I don’t know much but I provide some eye candy.

    plenty of sensible people will be along to tell you the ifs, what’s, why’s and other questions.

    have a good moan, that’s what I like to do, sometimes people are sympathetic to me, other times not.

    you will be ok here.

  • Hi Sue and welcome. Many members tell their stories in their profiles and I found reading those stories has helped - feel free to start with mine. There are a good number here who are still here after their ‘best before’ date which is good to know for recent joiners. I find not dwelling too much on the time I probably don’t have but living the time I have now works for me.

    All the best.


  • Morning Suzi

    Lovely to have you here, but sorry you have to be, You'll get a lot of support and advice from some lovely people on here. It doesn't matter how big or small the question, there will be someone who will be able to help or just listen.

    Wishing you a lovely day 

    Cat x

  • Hi Sue 

    That's a wonderful approach to have to cancer, because your never know when that one break through will come along and make all the difference. We are a great bunch of people on this forum, happy to give support and advice when needed but we also have fun, not everything we discuss is about cancer. 

    I hope you have plenty of fun with your family specially your granddaughter, sorry to hear you lost your dog earlier this year, I know how important our pets can be to us. I have 2 dogs and I'm so pleased I do , they get me out and about keeping me fit, if I didn't have them I'm sure I wouldn't do any exercise at all, and then there's the funny things they do that make me smile. I'm sure you have some lovely memories of your dog.

    It great you have joined our group and I hope you continue to participate in the discussions, for now have a great day.


  • Thanks everyone for your warm welcome. I look forward to joining in with discussions.


  • Hi Sue and a warm welcome. I've just read your post and profile. You have definitely come to the right place. Only the people in this group know "exactly" how you feel, so you can say how you feel without worrying your family. We've all been there and I do believe a positive attitude is great. I was diagnosed in 2013, I went from nothing, straight to Stage 4 which was such a shock but I'm still here to tell the tale. Taking each day as it comes and dealing with whatever it throws at me is the way I cope.

    I look forward to answering your posts and to you joining in with the discussions. Sorry for being late to say Hi but we were away for a short break!

    Love Annette x

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  • Hi  

    Hello Sue and a warm welcome to the group. I'm late to the party as well. I agree with everyone else's comments, that we are a great bunch. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Your interests are similar to mine. We joined the National Trust this year, we saw some lovely places when we where in Kent in June. We've also been seeing places near home in the north east. 

    We have gardening and reading threads within the group. I also like to walk now. I used to run but have had bone mets in the pelvis so one side was fractured, now healing and the other side still has a hole in it as I didn't have radio to the right side. I wouldn't trust my body enough to run but I also don't have the stamina now, post treatment. I am of the same mind re not looking too far ahead. I don't look further than the week ahead. Some days are difficult but I make the effort to walk or garden and I feel a bit better. My profile is there if you'd like to read.

    Look forward to your posts and getting to know you better.

    A x

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  • Hi Sistermoon

    Thank you so much for your warm welcome.  I will have to take a look at the threads on gardening and reading. 

    We are off to Dorset next Saturday for a week and looking forward to seeing some new National trust properties.

    Sue x

  • Have a great time Sue


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  • Hope you have a great time xxx